AKD Teaching and Learning Workshops (and other virtual sessions)

Teaching and Learning Certificate

Past T&L Workshop Resources

Upcoming Workshops

  • Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference
    • Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12:00pm-5:00pm
    • “Emerging Stronger”
    • Must be registered for ESS
  • Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference
    • Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11:15am-12:45pm: Graduate Student Workshop
    • Friday, March 24, 2023, 2:45pm-4:15pm: “Different Instructors, Same Course”
  • Pre-Conference at North Central Sociological Association Annual Conference
    • Thursday, March 23, 2023, 1:00pm-5:00pm
    • “All Together Now: Transforming Group Projects & Collaborative Learning Strategies”
      • Faculty and students often lament their “love-hate” relationship with group projects. The immense benefits of these authentic and collaborative learning experiences are often outweighed by the logistic and assessment challenges. Through panels, round-tables, and hands-on activities, this workshop will support participants as they explore ways to design and implement collaborative projects that maximize learning while also minimizing uneven student engagement.  Covering everything from design and within-course scaffolding to peer and self-evaluation, this workshop will provide attendees with ideas that can be implemented immediately along with longer range “big picture” strategies that can reshape the way faculty and students view the “all together now” community of learners experience.
    • $25 registration fee
  • Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Conference
    • Friday, March 31, 2023, 8:30am-11:15am
    • “Learning From Each Other”
    • Must be registered for SSSA

AKD Embedded Sessions at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference

  • March 30, 2023, 2:15pm-3:45pm: “Inclusive Designs: Pedagogical and Curricular Approaches”
  • April 1, 2023, 10:45am-12:15pm: “Pathways to Mentoring, Training, and Research”
  • April 1, 2023, 10:45am-12:15pm: “Getting Jobs in Academia”
  • April 2, 2023, 10:45am-12:15pm: “Transformative Learning and Pedagogy Across Contexts”


Join colleagues interested in teaching pedagogy, practical application, and the scholarship of teaching and learning from a variety of academic settings in a workshop/sessions designed to expose the inner workings of course design, student engagement, meaningful learning, and effective assessment. These workshops and sessions will benefit those working within a range of settings, including instructors from community colleges and small liberal arts institutions, as well as early-career faculty and graduate students.

Each session/event is intended to advance the quality of teaching in the discipline of sociology.

Fellowship Funding Available

  • Virtual/In-person Workshops at regional sociology conferences: Alpha Kappa Delta will provide funding to up to three AKD fellowships to support participation in each Workshop hosted at a regional sociology conference.
    • Virtual: Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
    • In-person: Up to $250 will be reimbursed to cover travel expenses, including hotel stay, airfare/mileage, registration, and other expenses.

All sociologists are encouraged to apply for the AKD Fellowship. It is part of AKD’s purpose and mission to serve segments of the sociology community that are currently under-served. To that end, the selection committee will consider institutional affiliation at community colleges, HBCUs, HSIs, and tribal colleges as a positive factor when assessing applications for the AKD fellowships. Graduate students will also be highly considered.

Fellowship Application Deadlines

2022-2023: February 28, 2023 (ESS applications due February 17th)


The following application must be completed and emailed to us by the appropriate deadline:

Final selections will be made after the deadline and everyone will be notified of the committee’s selection shortly after that date.

Requirements if Selected as a Fellow

(Embedded sessions only – when in person): In order to qualify for reimbursement as an AKD Fellow, you must attend at least three of the five embedded sessions. You will need to obtain a signature from one of the session presenters and answer the questions on page 2 of this form (as well as complete a travel voucher sent from the Executive Office).

Additionally, if selected as a Fellow, you will be expected to develop a new pedagogical technique, course, or curricular innovation inspired by the workshop and to provide AKD with a progress report on your work after the workshop is completed. We will follow up with you periodically (three months, six months, nine months, etc.) to see how you are doing and if there is anything we or the program organizers and facilitators can do to help.